Want your game day goodies to score big? Here's a handful of DIY dips for you to tackle. They're sure to keep your guests cheering.
Once again it's Three Things Thursday, where I highlight three things that ran on the site recently that inspired, intrigued or impressed me.
Cabbage is your friend! Whether you're working with the Western globes in green or red, or crisp heads of napa cabbage, a little salt, time and patience can turn it into a traditional condiment with a global footprint. From tangy sauerkraut to spicy kimchi and beyond, here's a few ways to make the most of this ubiqutous veg.
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to NightLife at the Academy this evening! For those of you who were not able to make it, or were and want a recap, here's what we covered.
First of all, infusions and liqueurs are a fun and easy way to capture the essence of many ingredients. I taught a few classes on it at 18 Reasons a couple years back. For one springtime class, I nabbed some amazingly fragrant, perfectly ripe strawberries and plonked them into some vodka. A few days later, during the class, I opened the jar, and the room instantly filled with the sweet aroma of strawberries. The students audibly sighed.
Infusion is simply the process of imparting flavor into a solvent, like alcohol, water or acid, by way of steeping ingredients. Liqueurs are basically just infusions that have been sweetened. In the case of the strawberry infusion, no further sweetening ws needed. But in the case of things like limoncello, made from lemon zest, or amaretto, with bitter almonds, sweetening can be desirable.
Tea cocktails are becoming trendy right now, but you don't have to drop a Jackson to enjoy one. You can make your own tea liqueur at home, and use it to make your own clever cocktails. And unlike some other liqueurs, which can take days or even weeks to make, tea liqueur can be made in just a few hours.
In the dead of winter, no fruit brings a beam of sunshine better than the bright sweetness of oranges. Whether you're working with bitter Sevilles, sanguine blood oranges or sweet-tart cara caras, we've got a bushel of ideas on putting up everyone's favorite citrus.
Happy New Year to everyone in the Punk Domestics community and family! Now is a great time to reflect, looking back on the year that was. Here are the 10 most popular topics on the site for the year.
Wait, Christmas is when? Don't panic. If your canning pantry is paltry, there's still time to bang out a few DIY food gifts that will delight your giftee. Best of all, each of these can be done in mere hours, requiring ingredients that are readily available this time of year.Read More >
Lovely lemons bring a ray of sunshine during the cold, dark winter months. If you're lucky enough to have a neighbor with a tree, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the bounty. (If you don't, be sure to order some fragrant meyers from Lemon Ladies here in the Bay Area, trust.) Here's a bushel of ways to put the lemons by.
Homemade liqueurs and infusions are fun and easy to make, and are always a welcome gift. Here's a handful of our favorites, just in time to get a few batches started for holiday gift giving.